Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Morning Coffee: Midwestern Jewel




"Every image he sees, every photograph he takes, becomes in a sense a self-portrait.  The portrait is made more meaningful by intimacy - an intimacy shared not only by the photographer with his subject but by the audience."
                                                                      Dorothea Lange 
 
In Bauhaus architecture with its tradition of form follows function, the origin of simple lines and minimal ornamentation are basic. 
 
The simple and clean lines of modern architecture don’t interest me.

These days, I’m rather keen to photograph the details and texture found on individual carefully crafted buildings from an earlier time. 

Returning home last week, stopped and spent some time wandering about Bloomfield, Iowa.  

Now Bloomfield is a city in Davis County. The population was 2,640 at the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Davis County.

What a wonderful open welcoming city.  Folks going about their business, stopped and offered help and suggestions for photographs.  Seemed to be very proud of their community. 

A few examples from the Davis Courthouse square






Although some were vacant, the square was surrounded with well maintained buildings with original brick fronts and dating from late 1800's to early 1900's.

What a glorious truly Midwestern jewel